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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: Can (Podling) Projects collect funds through certification programs?
Date Tue, 13 Dec 2011 11:20:52 GMT
On 13 December 2011 11:15, seba.wagner@gmail.com <seba.wagner@gmail.com> wrote:
> My questions is not about who collects the money, we can forward requests
> to http://www.apache.org/foundation/sponsorship.html
>
> But can we list those companies / individuals separated on our project
> website?

Yes, many projects have a separate thank you page. The links from
those pages should be rel="nofollow" as that is the case from the main
sponsor page.

The PPMC can set the conditions under which companies can be added to
such pages. However, they should not be used to benefit one or more
organisations over others.

Ross

>
> Thanks,
> Sebastian
>
>
> 2011/12/13 Ian Lynch <ianrlynch@gmail.com>
>
>> On 13 December 2011 10:23, seba.wagner@gmail.com <seba.wagner@gmail.com
>> >wrote:
>>
>> > How does the ASF deal with requests from companies that would like to
>> get a
>> > certificate as reseller of a software?
>> >
>> > Are (Podling) Projects allowed to organize a "Certification" program for
>> > distributors and collect funds for their project that way?
>> >
>> > Collecting funds that way is a common way of Open Source projects, also
>> > Apache has a sponsor page et cetera. However the companies listed there
>> > contribute to the Foundation in general.
>> > The question is if each project of the foundation additionally can have
>> its
>> > own Gold, Silver, et cetera Sponsorship program.
>> > Or for example can collect funds from a list of "partners" similar to for
>> > example http://moodle.com/partners/list/
>>
>>
>> The Apache system means that any donated/collected funds go to the central
>> Apache Software Foundation, not to any project in particular. That could
>> change but there would have to be convincing arguments/evidence of the
>> benefit as opposed to the drawbacks for the ASF community overall. With
>> Moodle, partners are officially endorsed to use the Trademarks. At present
>> this wouldn't work with Apache in terms of targeting an individual project.
>>
>> >
>> >
>> > Thanks
>> > Sebastian
>> > --
>> > Sebastian Wagner
>> > http://www.openmeetings.de
>> > http://www.webbase-design.de
>> > http://www.wagner-sebastian.com
>> > seba.wagner@gmail.com
>> >
>>
>>
>>
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>> Ian
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>
>
>
> --
> Sebastian Wagner
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> http://www.wagner-sebastian.com
> seba.wagner@gmail.com



-- 
Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

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